Photochemical Dynamics of Fullerene Nanoparticles

  • M. Fujitsuka
  • O. Ito
Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)


When the sizes of particles or layers of metals and semiconductors become as small as the nanometer-scale, they show quite attractive properties that are different from bulk materials [1]. The quantum-size effect is one of the important properties of nanostructured materials. Nonlinear optical properties of these materials are also important in applications to photonic devices [2]. Furthermore, the wide surface area of fine particles enhances the efficiencies of solar cells utilizing dye-sensitized TiO2 [3]. Thus, fabrication of nanostructures is an important means of attaining novel properties and is studied extensively in the field of material science.


Fine Particle Charge Separation Triplet Excited State Fine Crystal Transient Absorption Spectrum 
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